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Over 100 Republican lawmakers on Thursday called on the Food and Drug Administration to preserve restrictions on abortion pills that the Biden administration plans to lift.
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Ohio Rep. Bob Latta led the lawmakers in sending a letter to acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock highlighting the plans to allow the abortifacient drug mifepristone to be delivered by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The FDA should not remove or weaken the existing [risk evaluation and mitigation strategy] on mifepristone when the insufficient data available suggests that mifepristone endangers women’s health,” the letter said.
“Requests to remove the in-person requirements for chemical abortion look the other way on women’s health and scientific data for the sake of advancing a political agenda.”
“Allowing this drug to be available without medical supervision will have dire